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2008 Monarch Awards

Emerging, Young API Women Leaders

On June 1st, 2008, PAAWBAC held their 2008 Monarch Leadership Awards at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown. Jan Yanehiro, broadcast journalist, hosted as mistress of ceremonies and the Honorable Mazie Hirono, U.S. House of representatives, Hawaii’s Congressional District 2, was special guest speaker. We generously thank our title sponsor, Nordstrom, and Pacific Gas & Electric for their generous support and recognition of API women.


June 1, 2008 | thomas li 2008 Monarch Leadership Awards Honors Five Emerging API Women Leaders   Read More

Angela Chan

June 1, 2008 | thomas li Angela is the Oregon-born daughter of Chinese immigrants.  Read More

Yuri Futamura

June 1, 2008 | thomas li Yuri was born in Japan and is bilingual in English and Japanese.    Read More

Christine Padilla

June 1, 2008 | thomas li Christine is a Bay Area native who holds a degree in American Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz. Read More

Amy Sujishi

June 1, 2008 | thomas li Amy is a 4th generation Japanese American (Yonsei) and native San Franciscan.  Read More

Buu Thai

June 1, 2008 | thomas li Buu was born in Vietnam during the war, and she and her family escaped as boat people to Malaysia in 1978 after the fall of Vietnam.  Read More

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